We have seen Gautam Gambhir being bought at a heft some of 10 crores whereas few world-class international players were bought at comparatively less rates. Why is it that Indian blood went for more prices?
Indians are shining now and they are putting their best which all are really enjoying. Last year the game was hosted by South Africa which was not so pleasing for the Indian crowd because it is Indian Premiere League and is supposed to happen in India. We are ready to prove that the Indian genetics is all set to be in the game and show they are worth their sum of money. I am really a patriotic and think that the money is worth that the owners have put on players. Who are the cricketers you are looking forward to in the coming season of IPL?
I am from Mumbai and I am looking forward for Sachin and his big game. I have gone to watch matches of only Mumbai Indians and that shows how patriotic I am. Cricketing stalwarts like Ganguly, Gayle, Jayasuriya, Lara did not get sold even at a low base price. What do you think about it?
The game works on performances and as long as you do well, you are in the list and I think Shah Rukh is really smart in these things. Sourav is a good batsman and has got quick runs for the team; but at the same time the recent performance also matters.Which is the team which has a good balance according to you?
Mumbai Indians, because all the matches have been great and also the work timing and the effort they put in is great. This time the money they have pooled in is really worth wherein they retained their previous players also. Which is your personal favorite among the ten teams? Did your favorite change after the recent bidding and team change?
Mumbai Indians and it will always be them because they are really doing well. With the recent Lalit Modi controversies and the inclusion of two new teams, do you think IPL has lost its charm?
I do not think that IPL will ever lose its charm because IPL is a game that all can enjoy equally and it is a quick game unlike the ODIs. IPL is really glamorous and it is almost like a Filmfare award and the tournament is marketed extremely well. World cup is also down the lane; what are you looking forward to, IPL or World Cup?
I am looking forward for World Cup as the matches are between countries. But at the same time I am looking forward for IPL too as it is a youngster's game and it provides an opportunity for the young players to play for an international standard game. My cousin Abhishek Kapur is going to play for Ranji Trophy and I really wish he gets selected for the next season of IPL.